About Us

Becker & Beggs, Ltd was formed in 1995 as the successor to the two business brokerage companies owned by the principals.   Our firm is involved in all phases of business sales, mergers, and joint ventures including:

  • Seller representation
  • Buyer searches
  • Valuations
  • Acquisition financing

In nearly every transaction, either the seller or the buyer, or both, are from our tri-state business community. The focus is on firms having a value of $500,000 to $30,000,000. Becker & Beggs, Ltd has represented a broad gamut of businesses -- information technology/software, manufacturing, distribution, construction, service, retail, and professional -- and will work on any project that makes business sense. 

Walter Becker - With over 36 years in various consulting, planning, financial, and general management positions, Walt's background covers the entire business landscape. Prior to founding Prime Strategies in 1983, a financial consulting firm, he was CFO of Central Bancorporation in Cincinnati and Central Fidelity Bank in Virginia, and was President of a computer services firm. Previously, he managed the business consulting department of Ernst & Young in Baltimore. He has been in business brokerage in Cincinnati since 1984.

James Beggs - After an early career in sales and marketing for Alcoa and Burlington Industries, Jim focused on business financing. From the early 70’s through 1992, he was involved in secured lending, financing small and mid-sized firms in this region. During that period he developed an expertise in tax leveraged leasing and direct ownership investments. In 1992 he formed Van Gaard & Company, concentrating on business brokerage and valuations.

Craig Auberger With extensive experience in real estate construction and appraisal, Craig was president of the American Association of Certified Appraisers and was an officer/trustee to the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, DC.  In the 80's he became general manager of a city-wide realtor with six offices and 200+ agents while also heading up its commercial/industrial division.  A UC graduate, Craig spent the first twelve years of his career in residential and commercial construction.  A life-long fitness advocate, he teaches martial arts..

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